Katherine Gillieson  Design & Writing

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MEI interview: Entretiens avec Ruedi Baur et Katherine Gillieson

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

I was flattered to be approached by Bernard Darras and Stéphane Vial, co-editors of a special issue of the journal MEI on Design & Communication, to respond to a number of questions around design, participatory democracy, communication and marketing alongside the legendary designer Ruedi Baur. The interview, published in June 2017 is fully accessible here.

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Cet entretien avec Katherine Gillieson, Maître de conférences à l’Université d’art et design Emily Carr de Vancouver et Ruedi Baur, Professeur à la Haute école d’art et design de Genève, aborde successivement quatre grandes questions mettant en relation le design et la communication.
L’entretiens en entier est ici.

The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

A few years ago I spent some time writing some short pieces on the history and significance of a series of classic pieces of graphic design for a compendium to be published by Phaidon.

The publication got delayed and I was sorry not to see this work in print. I have just heard however that the work is due for publication in September 2012! The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design will not be a book, but an archive box containing 500 loose cards. My contributions include Byrne’s The Elements of Euclid (1847), the pie chart, the typeface design Chicago (1984), Sutnar’s Catalogue Design Progress (1950), and more. The wide variety of pieces included in the volume aims to reflect the breadth of classic and exemplary design objects produced since the age of mechanical reproduction. This is a tall order; I look forward to seeing the final product.

Latest writing on book design

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Not that you’d know it from the site, but there are 3 essays of mine in the newly minted volume Fully Booked, by Die Gestalten publishers. Pleasure to work with them.